Self-sufficiency

Cottage Cheese

Submitted by Dave on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 09:37

I've been attempting to make cottage cheese before moving onto more complicated cheeses like mozzarella. I say attempting because I've only been mildly successful so far.

I've tried 3 different recipes, all very similar, but with very different results. I will be trying a 4th recipe later this week.

Fruit Leather

Submitted by Dave on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:01

I've been experimenting with making fruit leathers and have made a couple thus far.

Basically you take fruit, blend it and spread it on a drying sheet. Since my fruit is mostly frozen from last summer, I bring it to a boil first and boil off some of the excess water

Not wanting to under-dry I've made some pretty tough leather so far, but it still tastes good.

Self-sufficiency

Submitted by Dave on Mon, 01/02/2017 - 15:28

Ever since I watched "The Good Life" in my teens, I've had an interest in self-sufficiency. The show is about Tom Good and his wife Barbara who live in 70's suburban England. Tom is unsatisfied with his career working as a draftsman creating plastic trinkets and on his 40th birthday he decides to quit his job and go back to a life doing things for himself.